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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Texas Is Now Open, but Not Houston

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Texas Is Now Open, but Not Houston

Good Morning Blogosphere! The Divine Miss Peach and radio station HWIT with your mid-morning weather, news and sports.

After the Great Texas Blizzard of 2018, really named Inga, the state of Texas opened last night. But the Houston area most impacted by Hurricane Harvey last August remains closed today.

Geographic regions missing the Great Global Warming snow and ice storm, included, but were not limited to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and my house. Nevertheless, the air temperature was in single digits. Current temperature in the sunny Brazos Valley is 25 degrees, but feels like 17.

Houston should reopen completely tomorrow pending a meteor attack or outer space alien invasion. Or maybe just falling into the Gulf of Mexico making Montgomery County home to Texas beaches.

Now to our educational portion of the show with Dr. Verbose. Dr. Verbose? What’s the word?

Today’s word is Paralipsis. It is a noun. It is the ability to say two contradicting things at the same time. Rhetoric, as in the suggestion, by deliberately concise treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in “not to mention other faults.”

Un Named DJ – Somewhat like in the song “You’re the original liar’s paradox,”

Dr. V. – Yes. And as Robert Earle Keene continues to sing “…You’ll have to Google that.”

Un Named D J – Can you use the word in a sentence for us?

Dr. V. – Yes. I am going to use my paralipsis to kiss you good-by now.

Thank you, Dr. Verbose. Now here with sports is Hasbeen Jockson.

The Texas Aggie men’s basketball team and the fans in Reed Arena last night almost needed CPR for a third time when the Ole Miss three point attempt at the buzzer bounced for an eternity on the rim of the basket before bouncing out giving the Aggies their first SEC victory. Many of those in attendance momentarily fainted. This number did not include the A&M basketball team and coaching staff.

In women’s basketball, the only thing better than Geno Auriemma and the UConn women’s’ basketball team stuck in Austin due to ice would have been them stuck in Austin watching a Longhorn victory replayed on the LHN. So close Horns. It has been a long time since we saw Geno sweating. You will Hook “Em in March!

Thank you, Hasbeen. Before I leave, let’s take a quick look at the Community Calendar. Don’t forget the Fat Tuesday fish fry and polka contest at St.Oltorf’s on February 13.

That’s right Lenters and those religions that descended from the original Kneelers. Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day. Fast on Wednesday and fish on Friday until Easter. While I certainly cannot not speak for Pope Francis, but I do think he would want us to retain our energy levels while fasting that day. Nothing provides a good energy boost than a box of Valentine’s chocolates or chocolate covered strawberries.

This year in honor of the Olympics, I am giving up speed skating.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday and The Lincoln Memorial

Monday, January 15, 2018 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

“… Not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream” Speech. August 28, 1963.

This is probably the best photograph I have taken up to this point in my life. It was take on June 2012.

It is copyrighted, so do not take it call it yours and hang it on the wall. If there are any lawyers left who are not suing somebody in the government, then I will sue you for copyright violation.

It is the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. The Lincoln memorial was dedicated by President Warren G. Harding in 1922. Talk about some presidential scandals during a president’s administration.

Robert Todd Lincoln, age 78, and Lincoln’s only surviving son attended the dedication. Three of four sons and a husband dead before their time and you wonder why Mary Todd was depressed.

The 36 columns represent the states of the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death; the 48 stone festoons above the columns represent the 48 states in 1922. I had to look up festoon; you can too.

Inside, each inscription is surmounted by a 60-by-12-foot (18.3 by 3.7 m) mural by Jules Guerin portraying principles seen as evident in Lincoln’s life: Freedom, Liberty, Immortality, Justice, and the Law on the south wall; Unity, Fraternity, and Charity on the north. Cypress trees, representing Eternity, are in the murals’ backgrounds. The murals’ paint incorporated kerosene and wax to protect the exposed artwork from fluctuations in temperature and moisture.[13]

The ceiling consists of bronze girders ornamented with laurel and oak leaves. Between these are panels of Alabama marble, saturated with paraffin to increase translucency. But feeling that the statue required even more light, Bacon and French designed metal slats for the ceiling to conceal floodlights, which could be modulated to supplement the natural light; this modification was installed in 1929. The one major alteration since was the addition of a handicapped elevator in the 1970s.

Freedom, Liberty, Immortality, Justice, Law, Unity, Fraternity, and Charity are just a few of the words one sees or feels when standing before this sculpture.

Inscription above the sculpture – In this temple as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever. Photo by me – 2012

Many individuals have stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to continue to strive to achieve the words and symbols enshrined in this great memorial.

On this day and for each tomorrow, we stand together and continue to live and die for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that all are created equal and we can live in a country where we are free to express our views without fears of repercussions.

Let us continue to dream that it will be the content of our character and not the color or shape of our skin that unites us.

Happy Birthday, Dr. King.

Monday, January 8, 2018 – It’s My New Year and I’ll Start When I Want To

Monday, January 8, 2018 – It’s My New Year and I’ll Start When I Want To

Paraphrasing the Doo Wop Queen, Leslie Gore –

It’s my New Year and I’ll start when I want to; start when I want to; You can start too, when it happens to you.

I apologize for only one post last week. It was 22 degrees at two o’clock in the afternoon in Texas. Note: We Native Born Texans think 40 degrees warrants a coat, gloves, hats and boots. I was comfortable in a Lazy-Boy, under a heated blanket, with a good book and a fur baby curled up asleep in my lap. You would not have moved either. In fact, most of you that I was texting were not moving.

So what is happening that we might have missed? Tonight is the biggest night in college football. When the clock reads 00.00 at the end, I will already be counting the days until Saturday, September 1 when the Texas Aggies kickoff against Northwestern State. I will make Natchitoches meat pies to tailgate. Not looking ahead by any means, but Clemson is coming to Kyle Field the next weekend.

Meanwhile, ROLL TIDE.

I do wish the POTUS was not attending the game. Regardless of one’s thoughts regarding the President, one must admit he is a lightning rod. I wish the game would not become a political football. I just want to watch people have a good time and watch young people trying to make the world a better place.

Speaking of the future and the 2020 POTUS let us all just calm down about Oprah’s 2020 presidency. Let us first focus on 2018. As we hopefully have learned, “One great speech does not a president make.”

Nevertheless, here’s what I’m thinking regarding Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe speech as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. It was uplifting to hear words of hope and promise and delivered with thought and conviction. It was refreshing to hear an articulate, well-spoken individual give a sincere and dignified speech without bombastic naming calling of institutions and individuals.

It is a brand new year. I am ready for my close up, Mr. DeMille because Time’s Up!

Let me just end with one of my favorite sayings from one of my favorite people, Ms. Odessia Ross.

Years after Odessia and I graduated from Magnolia High School in 1967 we were talking one day. We shared five college degrees between us and countless certificates. I remember making a statement that I in 1967 really wanted to be a medical doctor, but there were no women out there beating down the doors.”

Odessia replied, “D, Black girls did not even know there were doors out there.”

New Year. New Day.

Saturday, December 30, 2017 – The Last Saturday of the Year.

It is the last Saturday in the year 2017. Tomorrow begins the countdown to a New Year beginning with the month of January. This begins the month of celebration for those of us fortunate to be born in the month named allegedly after the Roman god Janus.

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, and endings. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the past.

Janus presided over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. The doors of his temple were open in time of war, and closed to mark the peace.

New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection and contemplations. Being a Capricorn born in January I am very good at looking backwards (history nerd) and envisioning the future (educator).

Thank you to all of you who follow Here’s What I’m Thinking. One of the things I will be reflecting upon tomorrow is “why?” I do hope it makes you smile/laugh and/or think.

So HWIT on this last Saturday of 2017. Here’s to US as in all of us and the United States of America. For the year 2018, let us smoothly pass through new beginnings, doorways and passages to achieve the sacrifices that freedom and justice demand.

Conroe, Texas. Photo by me.

Stay warm. Stay safe. Be sure to cover your petunia. See you next year.

But two items before I sign off: 1. Baker Mayfield – in today’s interview, you look like an old fashioned Oklahoma cow paddy. Hope you got the grit to do in The Dawgs.

  1. ROLL TIDE!

Monday, December 04, 2017 – The Game of Bowls and The Coaching Game of Thrones

Monday, December 04, 2017 – The Game of Bowls and The Coaching Game of Thrones

I see this morning that the ESPN site has a guide to the upcoming college bowl games. Here’s what I’m thinking – Here is my guide to the upcoming college football bowl games.

From ESPN “For the first time since 2014 there were more bowl-eligible football teams than spots to compete this year.”

Me: That is because the bowl standards are too low; there are too many unqualified teams, there are too many bowl games, but it makes money for all involved.

You may divide your bowl games as you wish. I have divided my bowl games into the following categories:

  • The No Count Bowls,
  • The Never Heard of Before Bowls,
  • The No One Cares unless you or your child and money go there Bowls,
  • The Advertising and T-shirt Sales Bowls,
  • The SEC Bowl,
  • The Last Aggie Bowl Game before the Jimbo Era and of course
  • The Big Playoff Bowls.

This listing is incomplete, but I will update as we approach the days.

Noon on ABC on Dec. 16 – The Celebration Bowl – North Carolina A&T vs Grambling. I hope they show halftime and the Grambling Band. That is always something to celebrate.

1:00 on ESPN – The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl with Troy and North Texas. What is this? R+L = X? The Algebra Bowl? Still it is in NOLA, so who cares?

The AutoNation Cure Bowl – Western Kentucky vs Georgia State at 2:30 CBSSN. From Orlando. Oh my, the Cure of the Nation is left up to these two teams and these states?

The Las Vegas Bowl – No. 25 Boise State vs. Oregon 3:30 on ABC. Thank goodness it is not on that seizure causing Boise State blue football field. I would bet $50 those Oregon yellow highlighters against the field would make me throw up.

The GILDAN New Mexico Bowl –Marshall versus Colorado State 4:30 ESPN. Never heard GILDON?

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl – Middle Tennessee vs Arkansas State ESPN. Might be fun.

The Goodyear Cotton Bowl has No. 8 USC vs No. 5 THE Ohio State. I call this one The Consolation Bowl Game or The Get Over It Ohio State and play better schedules Bowl.

The Play Station Fiesta Bowl has No. 11 Washington vs No. 9 Penn State on Dec 30 at 4:00 on ESPN. Why don’t you just do this one on a Play Station and we can all play? We can call it The Play Station Fan Interactive Bowl.

The Chick-fil-A-Peach Bowl with No. 12 UCF vs No. 7 Auburn. My cat, Peach, insists on watching this one, but she knows better than to purr for Auburn.

The Capitol One Orange Bowl – No.10 Miami vs No. 6 Wisconsin. What’s in Your Wallet? On Wisconsin!

TaxSlayer Bowl: Louisville 23 vs Mississippi State on Dec 30 on ESPN at noon. These two teams and states are now in charge of the new tax bill?

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl has Iowa State vs 20 Memphis Dec 30 at 12:30 on ABC. Yuk.

The Outback Bowl has Michigan vs South Carolina. I would rather go eat at Outback than watch.

The Citrus Bowl finds No. 17 LSU vs No. 14 Notre Dame on New Year’s Day on ABC. One of my most favs and one of my least favs. Bless me Father for I have sinned, but LSU is going to win.

The Camping World Bowl has No. 22 Virginia Tech vs No. 19 Oklahoma State. Does one have to camp out? If the Mountaineers win, will they burn the couches at their campsites?

The Valero Alamo Bowl in beautiful San Antonio has Stanford vs TCU at 9:00 ESPN. A fun city to have a bowl game regardless of who plays. This should be called The Tree Frog Bowl. Think about it!

The San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl has No. 18 Washington State vs Michigan State. Go Leach!

The Walk-On’s Independence Bowl on Dec 27 has Florida State vs Southern Mississippi. The WALK ON BOWL? Can I play?

The Arizona Bowl New Mexico State Utah State on Dec 29. Oh boy! The Utes!

The Texas Bowl – THE University of Texas and Missouri. Really? You know the Aggies (and most any other team) would have brought a bigger crowd to Houston!

Again from ESPN: On Dec 29 “the former FSU Coach, Jimbo Fisher, will lead his new team, Texas A&M against Wake Forest in the Belk bowl.”

  1. What the Hell is the Belk Bowl?
  2. WAKE FOREST?
  3. Jimbo’s coaching???
  4. He does look good in a maroon blazer!
  5. Why did he come to the SEC? Watch out, Saban. The Aggies are coming and We Are Fearless!

Will those be the years of Championships????

I know I have left out some teams and bowl games, but the ESPN app crashed so I’m done for today except for the big Bowls.

5:00 on ESPN – The Rose Bowl – No. 3 Georgia and No.2 Oklahoma. I love a parade. Going to The Rose Bowl Parade is on my bucket list. As much as it pains me: Boomer Sooners!

8:45 on ESPN – The Sugar Bowl – No.4 Alabama v # 1 Clemson. These two and their fans in Nawlins!!! How fun is this? ROLL TIDE.

Monday, November 6, 2017 – The Missing Monday After Saturday College Football Awards

Monday, November 6, 2017 – The Missing Monday After Saturday College Football Awards

Full Moon, Time Change, Crazy People, Please Go Vote and pretend it is yesterday. Even though it is Tuesday, November 7.

Today’s program is sponsored by 12th Man Moving and a real estate agent in College Station, Texas.

The Fickle Finger of Football Fate Award goes to teams with State in their name. Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Penn State, NC State, Iowa State all lost. With the exceptions Mississippi State and Michigan State, it was a dismal weekend if State was in your name.

You also receive the Slip Sliding Away Award for sliding down the ranks bringing mid-level bowl offers.

The One in a Row Award goes to Baylor for its victory over Kansas in the Battle for Big 12 Conference Last Place. Kansas, I am giving you an Ugly Uniform Award. That was way too much bright red and bright blue. You looked like a United States map on election night.

THE University of Texas wins the Purple Reign Award losing to TCU.

Speaking of Purple Reign in Lubbock Texas Tech loses to Kansas State in OT.

The Tide rolled through LSU as they get ready for some big time football with Georgia and Auburn on the horizon. Love you, Jalen. Do you Bama Fans realize the Iron Bowl QBs are both from Texas?

And now good news and bad news from The Land of Perennial Football Disappointments, College Station, Texas.

First the bad news – The Texas Aggie football team still has three football games left to play. New Mexico, Ole Miss, and LSU. The Aggies must win one to become eligible for a bowl game no one has ever heard of nor cares about. HWIT, How about Texas A&M and Texas Tech in The Hot Seat Bowl sponsored by Mayflower Moving Company? Bret Bielema from Arkansas can call the game because he’ll probably be out of work too.

More bad news – Sumlin’s contract buy out is $10 million. I feel confident that a GoFundMe page will not be necessary. Pretty sure the big maroon checkbooks have already put the money in the bank.

Now the good news. The Texas A&M Women’s Soccer Team won the SEC Tournament.

Further good news; tip off for Texas Aggie Women’s Basketball was last night.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Wardrobes for the Weekend – Lace Bralette

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Wardrobes for the Weekend – Lace Bralette

It is ever too early to start preparing for this weekend’s football game. I am so excited. Ms. Navasota and I have an opportunity to tailgate in the afternoon prior to the Texas Aggie Alabama game Saturday night. Maybe Ms. Navasota’s cousin KT will join us.

I dusted off the Beat Alabama Shrine last evening and begin lighting the candle when I say vespers. I realize the helmet, even with the JM autograph is of little value, but he is the only one to have Rolled back the Tide.

Ms. Navasota, Cousin KT and I want to blend in with the college coed crowd so we need an appropriate game day wardrobe. Just because it has been almost 50 years since we graduated from under grad school, we want to fit it toe to head.

I believe we three are able to produce the necessary cowboy boots. I mean we are all Native Texas so we have several pair.

We have had difficulty to finding Daisy Dukes cut offs in our sizes that show off our butt cheeks. It seems the stores do not carry our sizes of cut offs with elastic waists or in super stretch. I believe we have been able to make do with some jeans we had left over from George W.’s first term and a pair of pinkin shears. Those alligator teeth scissors.

I am going to skip bodice attire and focus on face and head-gear and save the bodice until last. Like boots, all Native Texas have a cowboy hat of some sort. Real cowboys and cowgirls have several hats – the high dollar beaver hat you wear to rodeo; the nice summer straw hat you wear in the summer; the hats you work it and the $2.00 hat you wear to costume parties.

This cheap cowboy hat is appropriate else it distract from the $250 Rayban Aviator sun glasses that adorn your face. Side bar: Being the more literary type, my $250 Rayban sun glasses are called “Gatsby” for the sign over the Optical Shop in The Great Gatsby and Cats That Support Aggies.

But back to bodice. I have purchased each of us a maroon lace bralette.

While it sounds like a cheap wine or a French dessert, it seems you wear this over your bra and it is supposed to function as a shirt or blouse. I honest to God do not know if this is the back or the front. We will have to experiment.

We will supply our own bras to wear under our lace bralettes. I suppose the bras I have with NIKE on them will not work. Oooh, I wonder if there is a bra that says BTHO Bama! I would so wear that.

I doubt you will be able to see us on television because we will be so blended in with the co-eds. I plan to wear my maroon bralette over my T-shirt.

Friday, September 29, 2017 –Snarky Friday College Football

Friday, September 29, 2017 –Snarky Friday College Football

Thirty days hath September and there were some games to remember and many to forget… But first.

The NFL debacle – IMHO – This should never have been an issue. The intrusion of the government into the corporate arena sets a dangerous precedent. Here’s what I’m thinking – the American citizens in Puerto Rico would die to have a cold drink of fresh water and electricity to even watch TV. Wait, the citizens just might die while waiting. So why?

Speaking of why? Why is THE University of Texas playing on a Thursday? Better yet, why is THE University even playing Iowa State? Even better, why is Iowa State even in the Big 12 Conference?

BEVO – Photo by Jill.

But BEVO’s Boys withstood the Cyclones 17-7. Please know that Iowa State is in the running for Ugly Uniform Award. The mascot is a weather pattern.

Tonight we have Miami and Duke on ESPN at 6:00 and USC and Washington State following. It is always fun to watch a Mike Leach team.

The Saturday Wake-up Call Games at 11:00 are:

New Mexico State and Arkansas on SECN – more Aggies for the Baconators. Did you know the New Mexico State mascot is named Pistol Pete?

  • Vanderbilt and Florida on ESPN – Did you know the ONLY altruistic endeavor by Commodore Vanderbilt was the establishment of Vanderbilt University?
  • Northwestern and Wisconsin on ABC. Yawn.

In the 2:30 time slot we find:

  • Baylor at Kansas State @ 2:30 on ESPN 2. This depends on which Bears show up in Manhattan. Could be interesting if the ones from last week take the field.
  • Georgia and Tennessee on CBS – Dogs again. UGA and Smokey. I don’t know if “Rocky Top will always be…”

Why? Why are the best games in the evening?

If any two teams should have a weather pattern as their mascot it should be Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. in Lubbock at 7:00 on Fox. Tortillas blowing in the wind.

Love my TT pic. Love you Little Sister. AXOs.

If Oklahoma State and New Mexico State should meet in a game, would it be Dueling Pistol Petes?

In the battle between Mississippi and Alabama ESPN will showcase:

  • Mississippi State and Auburn at 5:00. To the Bulldogs – you need a Big Solid Defense. To Auburn: Roll Tide.
  • Ole Miss and Alabama at 8:00 ESPN at Tuscaloosa – Hotty Toddy, but Roll Tide. Dear Coach Saban, Do not underestimate your opponent. The Rebels have nothing to play for except pride.

Sandwiched between the Battle of Mississippi and Alabama we find Troy University at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge to meet LSU at 6:00 in the last non-conference primer for LSU. Here is a primer on Troy: The Troy Trojans mascot is named T-Roy. He is one of those dressed up mascots. Troy University’s athletics nickname was the Red Wave until the early 1970s when the student body voted to change the name to Trojans. I am not going to ask why they changed to that. One can only hope the students and the state of Alabama were aware that Trojan refers to a warrior and not a birth control device.

The game of the weekend is the Texas A&M Aggies versus the South Carolina Gamecocks on the SECN at 6:30.That means crappy announcers live from Kyle Field. Things to watch for overall: Crappy announcers misprouncing small Texas towns, talking way too much and saying nothing. For the Gamecocks watch for Uncle Will Muschamp exploding at referees and players. For the Aggies watch for the explosive Captain Christian Kirk.

Other burning questions you must have are:

What is the mascot of South Carolina?

Cocky (mascot) Cocky is the costumed mascot of the University of South Carolina athletics teams. He represents a cartoon version of a gamecock (a fighting rooster).

Why is South Carolina’s mascot a Gamecock?

The University of South Carolina’s varsity sports teams are known as the “Gamecocks”. This unique moniker is held in honor of Thomas Sumter, a Revolutionary War hero from South Carolina who was nicknamed the “Carolina Gamecock” after British General Banastre Tarleton said Sumter “fought like a gamecock.”

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocky_(mascot)

What is the mascot of Texas A&M?

The mascot of Texas A&M University is Reveille. She is a beautiful and very real Collie and the First Lady of Aggieland. She is prettiest mascot in her category in the NCAA mascot contest.

Source: NCAA and every Texas Aggie on the planet.

Native Texan Wall: Texas Monthly Cover signed “To Delia; Ann Richards.” FYI – I also have George W’s signature signed “To Delia Best Wishes George W. Bush.

Since we started the day with politics, let us end it with politics. When former Governor of Texas, Ann Richards, was campaigning for her first term, she and her staff were flying to The Valley on a campaign trip. One of her staff members asked: “Miss Richards, the people will want to know where you stand on cock fighting.” Miss Richards replied “To be honest, I never met one that I wanted to fight with.”

BTHO South Carolina.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017- From the File: Don’t Remember – History/ Doomed to Repeat it. 1969.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017- From the File: Don’t Remember – History/ Doomed to Repeat it. 1969.

What is wrong with We, the People?

If you are watching the Ken Burns and Karen Novik PBS Series The Vietnam War then you know we have done this before. Ask me, I was there. I was 20 years old. I saw US divided. I saw US protesting for and against. I saw US yelling and hating. I saw US killing each other in the streets and villages in places with foreign names and in places like Ohio. There was no way one could not be caught up in the times in some way.  Yes, I still have my protest buttons. “Old enough to fight; old enough to vote:” Thank you great nieces and nephews!

Sometimes in watching each episode of The Vietnam War I think, the only difference between then and now is high definition, digital television and sound.

How did the story end then? President Richard Nixon resigned in scandal for lying among other impeachable offenses. I bet he was even lying about the damn dog, Checkers, and Pat’s “good, Republican, cloth coat.”

I do not know how the same song/second verse of history will end this time. But, HWIT, I do not think the continued division over football is worth US being divided.

Like then: like now – How can people be so heartless? We, the People, need to focus on other issues.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – It’s Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 – It’s Voter Registration Day

Today is voter registration day. If you sincerely want to see change, then register to vote and exercise your privilege to cast you ballot.

Meanwhile back in the chaos. It is not about the flag. It is not about disrespecting the United States. It is about supporting the Constitutional right guaranteed by the First Amendment as “the right to protest.” Do not confuse dissent with disrespect.

Rosa Parks was not protesting the buses or the transportation system. Gandhi was not protesting junk food. Martin Luther King was not walking through the South for the soul food.

I hope you are registered to vote. Be thankful that we live in a country where we have the rights expressed in The United States Constitution.

Meanwhile I am taking the day off and taking a knee.

Should have been a constitutional lawyer.

Beyond here, there be dragons. Photo by me. Austin graffiti wall – 2013